And Since It’s My Birthday Month, I Totally Bought A JewelBot

I was writing up my report for Red Hat Summit, looking through twitter at #RHSummit and #RedHatSummit and #RedHatSummit2018 feeds and came across the eleven year old super wonder who totally presented during a keynote ON HER BIRTHDAY.

Her name is Ellie G and she totally has a YouTube channel where she gives mini workshops on how to code a JewelBot.

At first I was all, “Awww, how cute.”

And then I saw that the bracelets are interactive with other bracelets and you can send messages and shit – wait, WHAT?!?

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Happy Mother’s Day, Y’all

The other day a pregnant friend of mine ping’d me to ask,

“So, any advice for a soon to be new mom?”

GIRL.

#YESSSSS

It took me a few days to process this question and I swear I didn’t mean to post it on Dutch / American Mother’s Day, but here we are and what a lovely post it turned out to be… except there needs to be more curse words in here.

Fuck. Let’s get this shit going, shall we?

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And Then I Realized I Hadn’t Posted Yet

I completely forgot to write until eleven o’clock at night and now it’s past time for bed and I haven’t written.

This is how you get crap.

Or is this Not Crap ™?

I have to share this bit that happened earlier tonight. I was remotely managing the RDO portion of the RDO / ManageIQ / Ceph booth at Red Hat Summit – we were working on the hardware demo. At some point yesterday it borked out and needed to be reinstalled to work.

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My Miles Are About to Skyrocket

I reached out to my colleague that used to do This Job and asked him, “What events do you typically travel to outside of the OpenStack Summits [0] / PTGs [1]?”

And he replied something witty and important and vital and I completely didn’t have logging enabled nor did I write it down because I’m made of awesome.

But I did write down what OpenStack Days [2] are the biggest ones that I should try to attend, if not this year, in the upcoming years.

OpenStack Days Israel [3]
OpenStack Days Benelux [4]
OpenStack Days Nordic [5]
OpenStack Days NYC [6]
OpenStack Days UK [7]

And then there’s and FOSDEM [8] and DevConf.CZ [9] and two Centos Dojos [10] that I’m helping plan.

Oh, RIGHT! Plus RDO Test Days [11] in Brno!

This week, in particular, I have severe FOMO because it’s Red Hat Summit. And then 21-24 May is OpenStack Summit Vancouver. I’m remotely managing both. I’ve done everything I can possibly do to prepare for both, now I can only sit from afar and wait.

And put out fires, as needed.

Which means I could really use some distractions, People. Therefore, I thought it’d be nice to look at all the places IT

This means, over the next year, POSSIBLY, I’ll be travelling to…..

#drumrollPLEASE

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It’s Called Hope. I Haz It.

I haven’t been posting on groningenrain.nl but I HAVE BEEN trying to write every day. I read about ‘morning pages’ once long ago and incorporated it into my daily practice. And then I stopped. And then I started up again. And then I stopped. It’s definitely been off again on again for years.

But since the twins birth, I’ve been on more than off.

Yay, baby steps!

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Repeat, as needed.

Another habit that I want to reincorporate (besides posting here!) is strength training and exercise. Specifically with body weight and then free weights. It’s been ten forevers. The excuse is that my personal trainer moved back to Israel.

The reality is that I’m sometimes a lazy punk.

And then I was pregnant.

And, then, well, motherhood.

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Cause We About To Open A Flood

This is what stream of consciousness blogging looks like cause I open up the editor and just start writing.

for a short period of time without…

okay, with SOME backspaces and quite a bit of moderation cause if i didn’t go back and edit, hoo boy, you’d see some crap.

and some misspellings.

and everything in one big clump.

one single paragraph.

and is this boring.

just wait, there’s more.

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